FLIP SIMMONS: BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

"Flip's no flop" - The Daily Telegraph


Flip Simmons is an Australian based entertainer, director & songwriter.

He is a flexible vocalist, singing in over 6 languages, across multiple genres, leading him to perform with the likes of Australian artists such as John Farnham, Delta Goodrem, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Christine Anu, Paulini, The Rogue Traders & the late Rob Guest and with international artists such as Josh Groban, George Benson, Miranda Sings, Anthony Castelo, Heiji Allejandro, YoYoy and Hanna Villame and many more.

As a session musician and voice and character artist, Flip spends a bit of time in the studio providing his vocal talents for albums, commercials, television programs and local & international stage shows.

Theatrically, Flip has worked extensively with the Canberra Philharmonic, Toured Australia and New Zealand in various musical productions and performed with Opera Australia at the Opera house - Highlights being; You're a Good Man Charlie BrownGrease - The Arena Spectacular, Fiddler On The Roof - alongside the legendary Topol, and touring Australia as Ritchie Valens in 'BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story' celebrating the 50th anniversary of "The day the music died".

Film and Television credits include; the Aria Music Awards, Lantana, The Helpmann Awards, GMA, Midday, Mornings, Sunrise, Kerri-Anne and Celebrate! Christmas in the Capital, along with number of short films and music videos. In New York in 2001 Flip had castings for the Broadway and American touring companies of RENT for the roles of Angel and Mark, during which, his audition process was broadcast in a television special on the musical on America’s Fox Network.

He was invited to join Australia’s Leading Latin band – MI TIERRA as a singer, dancer and flute player. His work with Mi Tierra toured him to the majority of Australia’s most prestigious festivals and concert events, also working as lyricist and concert choreographer. He has also worked with dynamic performance group 'The Next Step' at their sold out shows 'Live at The Metro', their 'Do it on the dance floor' tour and at such festivals as Splendour in the Grass.

Flip was a founding member of  'Sexy Sunday Jam' a collaboration with some of the finest musicians in Australia, and for four years ran the weekly event as the frontman in the house band 'SSJ' - SSJ still perform at various gigs and corporate functions around Australia.

Flip currently has a solo project in the works: The Gospel of Theatre - which is being recorded and set to be released very soon.



"Flip Simmons is a maniacal robot on speed" - Sydney Morning Herald